Rihanna knows how to turn a fashion show into the must-see event of the season, and she didn’t disappoint with her Savage x Fenty show tonight, at the close of New York Fashion Week. RiRi featured a diverse roster of models and dancers in her stunning lingerie presentation, and among those in the mix were two expecting runway stars.
One was Slick Woods, the 22-year-old Fenty muse, who officially announced her pregnancy in July. She rocked black pasties and with a barely-there one-piece featuring cut-outs that flaunted her belly.
The look was completed with nude thigh-high socks, heels, a black headband, and thick silver hoops. Woods walked Rihanna’s grassy runway like it was nobody’s business.
The casting resonates with Rihanna’s focus on diversity with both her beauty and lingerie brands. When Savage x Fenty first launched in May, the singer-turned-designer made sure to include women of color and plus-size women in her ads. The actual products are also available in an exceptionally wide range of sizes, from 32A to 44 DD in bras, XS to 3X in undies.
Rihanna’s agenda of inclusivity was only cemented by tonight’s presentation, which proved that people of all shapes and colors—including pregnant women—can rock lingerie. And the internet couldn’t be happier about it.